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Head to the capital and meet Santa at one of those adorable grottos!
Looking for a magical way to get the whole family feeling festive this Christmas? Check out our pick of the best Santa's grottos 2019 (opens in new tab) in London...
Westfield London's Santa's Grotto This is a grotto with a twist, where the whole family will be magically transported to the North Pole! Kids will meet Santa, receive a gift, and have their photo taken with the man himself. There's also shopping in the Christmas Shop at the end. When? 21st November - 24th December Where? Westfield London, Ariel Way London, Shepherds Bush, W12 7SL Visit: uk.westfield.com/london (opens in new tab)
Santa's grotto at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park Take the whole family to visit Santa's grotto in Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park for FREE. One of UK's most popular Christmas markets (opens in new tab), there will be the UK's largest outdoor ice rink, Christmas stalls, daredevil rides and you can even book tickets to ice skate or see Zippos Christmas Circus. Meet Santa at in Santa Land, which is open from 10am - 6pm. When? 21st November 2019 to 5th January 2020 Where? Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH. Visit: hydeparkwinterwonderland.com (opens in new tab)
Santa's grotto at Romford Shopping Hall At Santa's grotto in Romford Shopping Hall each child can expect a present and you're welcome to take as many photos as you like! When? 2019 dates TBC Where? Romford Shopping Hall, 43 Market Place, RM1 3AB. Visit: romfordshoppinghall.com (opens in new tab)
Santa's grotto at Alexandra Palace Visit Santa at one of London's most spectacular venues, and your kids can even bag a framed photograph of them with the big man for a lovely memento of the day When? 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December Where? Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY Visit: christmas.alexandrapalace.com (opens in new tab)
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Santa's Grotto at London Wetland Centre Meet Father Christmas AND learn about nature in one fell swoop at the London Wetland Centre, where Santa's cabin grotto is nestled among wintering birds and trees. When? 30th November - 1st December, and 14th - 15th December Where? WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London, SW13 9WT Visit: wwt.org.uk (opens in new tab)
Harrods Christmas Grotto Every year Harrod's puts on one of the most magical grotto experiences in the UK, and this year is set to be no exception. Take a journey through a snow-covered woodland, before being immersed into a fantastical storyland where your little ones will meet the man in red himself. When? Friday 15th November - Thursday 24th December 2019 Where? 87-135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7QN Visit: harrods.com (opens in new tab)
Meet Father Christmas at Hamleys Where better to meet a guy famous for giving children gifts then at one of the world's most famous toy shops? As well as meeting Father Christmas, kids will learn special elf songs and dances, as well as bag a Christmas gift! When? 23rd November - 24th December Where? 88-196 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5BT You can also visit the Hamleys in Glasgow and Lakeside, Essex. Visit: hamleys.com (opens in new tab)
Father Christmas at Fulham Palace Book ahead to ensure you snag a place for you little ones at this festive Santa's gotto with the historic Fulham Palace as a suitable magical and majestic backdrop. When? Sunday 1st December Where? Bishop's Ave, Fulham, London SW6 6EA Visit: fulhampalace.org/events (opens in new tab)
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